Crediton & District

Short walks

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We meet once a month to walk 2-3 miles. Our first walks were round the edge of Crediton but we also use buses, trains or cars to reach countryside a little further away.

There is a range of walking ability within the group and we often finish with lively conversation and well-earned refreshments at a local coffee shop or pub. Any U3A member is very welcome to join us. We are considering whether to offer a new FLAT walking group.

We usually walk on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Our next walk

There will be no more walks until government guidelines allow.

All U3A members are welcome.

Sorry, but no dogs please.

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WALK REPORTS 2020

January 2021
Four of us met up at the leisure centre, with Gill and Sue planning to
meet up later. Laura and Gerald went ahead and were soon out of sight
while Anne and I walked at a more leisurely pace. Across the
fields, a left turn onto the road and then into Shobrooke Park. We came
out of the park by the war memorial where we sat on the bench for coffee
and to admire the view. After a short distance on the road we did a
right turn into another field, again with beautiful views. Then another
short distance on the road and a left turn into a field that took along
the river and back to our starting point. A cold, bright day that was
perfect for walking.

Regards Ann

October
In October three of us stepped from the bus opposite Jewsmoor into a field with VIEWS all around. We stopped to ADMIRE a wonderful display of dahlias and nasturtiums, were SURPRISED by a new development tucked away off the High Street and shocked by the developer who STOLE land from the Public Right of Way opposite St Saviour’s Way car park. Will bulldozers claim it back?! A good chat over coffee, then home just as rain started.

September
In September, with perfect timing, heavy rain cleared as the walkers
gathered for a walk chosen and led by Ann, who fairly recently moved to
Crediton from the Black Country. From Tolleys we went up Miss Buller's
Ride to Downes Head, past the "snowdrop wood" on our left to Downes
Lodge, a few minutes of roaring traffic then a public footpath leading
to a bridge over the Yeo and a crossing place over the railway. Up
across the Golf course for magnificent views, right at the edge of
Hookway and back across the Golf Course to the Station, Four Mills Lane
and delicious coffee at Moto Velo.

It was a treat to be able to walk and talk with each other.

August
We were lucky with our weather for our August walk which was a Redfers Ramble, led by Gill.
Rambling safely
Here we are socially distancing and the new member was accompanied up the hill.

As well as being a walking group, we are a look-out-for-each-other-group. I am proud of that. Well done everyone!

Laura

JULY. First walk since February!
July was our first group walk since February so it was a real pleasure to meet and talk to each other. We did well in trying to keep our distance while walking. In the Town Square people were respectful of each other's need to distance. There were 4 on one table and six on another ( including two household pairs ).

Starting at the top of Pounds Hill, we walked along Stonewall Lane and through a gap in the bank into Forches Cross Playing Field for splendid views. A few more met us at the top of Sandford Footpath to take in the shade and calm of Long Plantation woods to the top of George Hill. Then Keith led us down George Hill, through the Trenavin estate, new to most of us, along Peoples Park where moth damage to Horse Chestnuts was explained, and down Deep Lane to the Town Square. We sat under the town square parasols for coffee and completely forgot to take any photos.

Please keep walking,

Laura

February
Grand Western Canal walk 26.2.20

Eleven of us gathered in the canal basin on a very cold, showery day and walked alog the canal bank until we reached Manley Bridge, where we turned left and followed the way to the disused wide-gauge railway line (which used to go into the centre of Tiverton from the London – Exeter main line. This eventually led us back to the canal.

Fisherman Lunch was taken (and enjoyed) at the Fisherman’s Cot at Bickleigh,

January

starting out On 22 January NINE of us walked the Millennium Path from Higher Road, (first photo) to the Lamb Inn at Sandford (second photo) where we were joined by TWO more. Our thanks to Keith Barker and Lizzie Dalton for the photos.

in the Lamb

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To see reports of our previous walks just click the links opposite

Do keep walking. It helps with almost everything!

Group organiserLaura Conyngham01363 773000

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